There are probably only a few folks here that go down to the lower 48 to hunt deer, but i found the new science and reports from the MDF to be a good read and every hunter that travels south should be aware of the effects of CWD- chronic wasting disease. We all know the big scare that came about when it started spreading from state to state, but the last few years the hype has gone away, but the disease has spread to more than 20 states and providences. It has infected deer,elk and now moose, however antelope and sheep seam imune. studies now show that it is spread from body fluids, but mosty spinal/brian tissue, it has never been found to infect humans. each state handled the spread differently over the years but nothing has thus far worked, from not doing anything at all to killing as many deer as you can get the public to take and state deer disposale programs or monitoring game by collars. Over all, studies are showing that once found in a area it spreads and 20-40% of the population dies off, however the herds stay at around the same population because the disease takes 4 years to manifest, allowing the game to reproduce(hit sexual matureity). So what I get from this is after it is spread you wont see, or see very few bucks/Bull, that are older than 4 years of age, and it takes longer than that to grow to become a mature animal. They still know little about CWD and have not moved very far in 10 years, I find that alarming! what is even worse the phrase that researchers are using is..get this.."ONCE YOU HAVE IT, YOURE SCREWED".